Destin Hall likely to become next NC House Speaker | Eastern North Carolina Now

    Publisher's Note: This post appears here courtesy of the Carolina Journal. The author of this post is Alex Baltzegar.

    Two top North Carolina House Speaker contenders have dropped out to endorse Rep. Destin Hall, R-Caldwell, in a move likely to unite most House Republicans. Axios first reported the news.

    Reps. John Bell, R-Wayne, and Jason Saine, R-Lincoln, will be backing the current Rules Chairman to replace outgoing House Speaker Tim Moore, who is widely expected to run for Congress in North Carolina's new 14th district.

    Hall was reportedly leading the way in the race for Speaker, with Bell following closely behind. Saine also had support but was well behind the other two.

    Rep. Keith Kidwell, R-Beaufort, has also said he is running for Speaker. Although it is now a two-man race between Hall and Kidwell, Kidwell does not currently have anywhere close to the support needed to win.

    The Republican caucus will vote on the Majority Leader and Conference Chairman positions-however, Hall, Bell, Saine, and Rep. Brenden Jones, R-Columbus, announced the following slate of leadership positions on the Do Politics Better Podcast:

  • Speaker of the House: Destin Hall
  • Rules Chairman: John Bell
  • Lead Appropriations Chairman, Conference Chairman: Jason Saine
  • Majority Leader: Brenden Jones

    Bell, who would hold the second most powerful position in the House, has been the longest-serving House Majority Leader in state history.


    "We're friends here, and there's no point in continuing on a battle like that," Hall told Axios Wednesday night. "It makes for a stronger, united caucus down the road if you're on the same page."

    Hall, Bell, and Saine each interviewed with the Carolina Journal in their bids to become House Speaker earlier this year.

  • Destin Hall on his bid to become House speaker
  • John Bell on his bid to become House speaker
  • Jason Saine on his bid to become House speaker

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( February 28th, 2024 @ 5:23 pm )
Destin Hall is an establishment Republican who would be Tim Moore 2.0 or actually Thom TIllis 3.0 as House speaker. This is an insider deal of the establishment cronies who work for the special interests instead of for Republican voters. It would be another top-down legislative dictatorship. Kidwell is the only game is town as far as listening to the grassroots and pushing conservative principles.

Hall, Saine, and Bell were on the take, big time, from casino interests last session, for example, and also from marijuana interests. They were all in on selling out on the Obamacare Medicaid expansion and on kicking our electric customers in the gut with the NC Green New Deal. Most of that lot were also in a few years ago on repealing our bathroom privacy law so that biological males could go into womens restrooms. All of them might as well be Democrats.

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